(Plain Press, December 2014) Brewnuts, a small business start-up operating out of the storefront of Tremont West Development Corporation’s building at 2406 Professor Avenue, won a second place prize of $10,000 in the Council of Smaller Enterprises’ (COSE) Small Business Pitch Competition. In addition to the cash prize, Brewnuts will receive a one-year complementary membership to COSE and access to all its products and services. Brewnuts, started by Shelley Fasulko and John Pippin, makes craft beer infused donuts.
Brewnuts was one of more than 74 entries in the competition where aspiring entrepreneurs submitted entries consisting of a two page executive summary and a two-minute video pitching their ideas. Finalists then pitched their ideas face to face with COSE judges. The final judging of the competition was held at Kalahari Resorts and Convention Center in Sandusky, Ohio on October 22nd. The first place, $20,000 winner in the competition, was Ryan Schoeneman of Colby Featherbottom’s Custom Sound Machines in Parma, Ohio.